Distribution: Sony Pictures Europe House
Jo (Annabeth Gish), wife and muse of best-selling novelist Mike Noonan (Pierce Brosnan) is suddenly killed in an accident. Grief-stricken, Mike returns to the couple’s lakeside retreat in Maine, a place she was renovating and where she spent much time without him. Ostensibly he goes there to recover, however, he also wants to try and elucidate certain puzzling aspects of his wife’s life that have cropped up since her death. Once in the Maine village, Mike becomes involved in a fierce child custody battle between Mattie (Melissa George) and her ex-father-in-law, an eccentric millionaire in a wheelchair, powerful and ruthless. Mike inexplicably receives mysterious vibrations in his cabin, has escalating nightmares until he realises that his wife, ever the muse, is guiding him to help Mattie.
Bag of Bones, adapted from the novel by Stephen King, was designed as a two-part TV mini-series. As haunting as The Stand, the story is true King. Things are never as simple as they seem for beneath the surface of one story lies another.
Duration: 2hr 56
Version: English, with French subtitles
Director: Mick Garris
Producer: Mark Sennet, Stewart Mackinnon, Mick Garris
Screenplay: Matt Venne
Cinematography: Barry Donlevy
Editing: Andrew Cohen, Patrick McMahon
Music: Nicolas Pike
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish